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Today's News

  • WJES hosts Superhero Sprint fund-raiser

    Look, there on the sidewalk! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! ... No, it’s superheroes!

    Specifically, West Jeff Elementary students, who were channeling their favorite superheroes to participate in their school’s Superhero Sprint fund-raiser Friday morning.

    On Monday, the school confirmed the fun-run event, which was modeled off Elk Creek Elementary School’s Rainbow Run last February, raised more than $10,000.

  • CAE opens new, permanent home in Bergen Park

    Art will always have a home in Evergreen.

    After more than four years of fund-raising, searching and renovating, the Center for the Arts Evergreen finally opened the doors to its permanent home at the former Bergen Park Community Church building.

    CAE hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday evening, along with an open house of its first show at the new location, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. The former sanctuary serves as the main gallery, and the former school house serves as a gathering area.

  • 'Gold Plane' & Silver Plume: the Wichita State plane crash revisited

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash. This first part focuses on the events leading up to and during the crash on Oct. 2, 1970.

    Forty. Eleven. Nine.

    Forty people — football players, coaches, administrators, wives, fans and flight crew — set out from Wichita, Kan., to Denver to Logan, Utah, in a Martin 404 aircraft.

    Eleven people made it down Mount Trelease after the plane crashed.

  • Sheriff's Office kicks off second detention deputy academy

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    First, he served as a marine. Then, he worked as a message therapist. Now, Casey Buell-Shoenman is taking on a new challenge — becoming a Jeffco Sheriff’s detention deputy.

    After months of taking ride-alongs with various departments in the Denver metro area, Buell-Shoenman applied for JCSO’s detention deputy academy in the hopes of gaining valuable law enforcement experience.

  • Evergreen Rotary expands this year's Recycle Roundup

    This year’s Rotary Recycle Roundup will be accepting new items, including car seats and bicycles, and also will be hosting a community-wide cleanup day.

    The recycle drop-off will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School.

    As part of the community cleanup day, the Rotary is collaborating with the Evergreen Downtown Business Association to do a “fall cleaning” in the downtown area on Saturday, said Tim Eagan, who is coordinating this year’s event.

  • Firefighters mark Big Chili as important fund-raiser, social event

    No matter the weather, the mountain community will always come out and show its support for the cause.

    No matter who’s cooking, the chili will always be delicious.

    And, no matter how much time has passes, the Big Chili Cook-off will always be a tribute to firefighters near and far, past and present, alive and deceased.

    Fifteen years ago, the Big Chili Cook-off started as both a fund-raiser for mountain area fire departments and as a way to honor the first responders and civilians who died on 9/11.

  • Helping in Houston: Crow Hill vet leads group to Texas to help furry hurricane victims

    A caravan of area residents spent a long weekend in the Houston area to help both two-legged and four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    The crew from Crow Hill Pet Hospital in Bailey and their friends left on Sept. 1, drove 24 hours to southeast Texas, spent 60 hours there, and then drove back — along the way distributing supplies they collected here and offering help.

  • Helping in Houston: ICU nurse from Evergreen is glad she could treat Houston patients after hurricane

    They call her “Colorado.”

    That’s the nickname that Deb Fuller, Evergreen resident and intensive care unit nurse, has at a hospital in Houston, where she’s been working since Sept. 1. Fuller is one of hundreds of medical professionals who’ve gone to help in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

    Fuller said since much of the staff is from other states, they’ve taken to calling each other by where they’re from.

  • Grass fire along I-70 near Genesee contained

    All lanes of Interstate 70 and Highway 40 had been reopened Wednesday evening after firefighters worked since the afternoon to douse a grass fire near Genesee. The fire is now contained and crews are continuing mop-up operations.

    The fire, which was between mile markers 254 and 255, was first reported around 1:45 p.m. The blaze was in the brush and trees on the north side of the interstate. 

  • Impact of anti-Semitic incidents lingers at area schools

    Last year was a challenging one for Jeffco Public Schools when it came to school culture.

    More specifically, last year was a challenging year when it came to the issue of anti-Semitism — allegations at at least four schools, including three in the Evergreen and Conifer areas, elicited community upset and demands for action.